It’s always fun to break out a new stamp set. This is the first time I’ve designed a card with the Pick a Pennant stamp set, and the Playful Pennant dies. I received the stamp set as a gift at On Stage in April, and I was waiting for the dies I received in my last order.
It’s also fun using NEW colors, and this is a perfect example why I need ALL of them. Paper Players is having a color challenge this week, using Lovely Lipstick, Highland Heather, and Granny Apple Green, and I’m prepared.
I stamped each of the beautiful, new colors on Thick Whisper White cardstock using a Pick a Pennant stamp. I “stamped-off” one time, creating a lighter shade. At the same time, I stamped three tassels. The tassels are full strength, so you can see the difference “stamping-off” makes.
Next, I figured out what I wanted to say, and stamped the letters in Basic Black ink. The alphabet comes in the Pick a Pennant stamp set, and made for easy stamping. I didn’t even need the Stamparatus this time.
The next step was cutting. Happiness is having dies to cut the pennants and those cute, little tassels. Talk about easy!
I imagine I’ll find clever ways to hang the pennants, but today I strung them across a fence, made with the Wood Grain embossing folder.
For the card base, I chose Highland Heather, and used Highland Heather ink for the sentiment. The sentiment, “Today we celebrate wonderful brilliant fabulous you,” is from the Picture Perfect stamp set.
The Oh My Stars embossing folder decorated the envelope flap, and that’s a wrap.
I hope you were inspired by the the colors, the pennants, or both. Thanks for visiting!
P.S. The embossing folder for the fence is Pinewood Planks, not Woodgrain.